There are some things about New York that even a hurricane can’t change.
And one of those apparently is the ING New York City Marathon.
In separate statements, New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and marathon organizers said the famous 26.2-mile race through Brooklyn, Queens and into Manhattan should go on as scheduled Sunday morning.
“The marathon has always been a special day for New Yorkers as a symbol of the vitality and resiliency of this city,” said Mary Wittenberg, president and chief executive of New York Road Runners, in a prepared statement.
Wittenberg said the group, which organizes the event, was continuing to "move ahead with its planning and preparation. We will keep all options open with regard to making any accommodations and adjustments necessary to race day and weekend events.”